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Flint House fracas

"When the Flint House liaison asked Jim Marx, the head of the Parks Department, if the Flint House was on the pick-up schedule, she was told we were not," said Pytlovany. "That led to a meeting with the mayor and the Friends of the Flint House. We thought that we might have reached some agreements with the village, but 'after further thought' some of the terms were changed."

Pytlovany said members of the Friends of the Flint House met late last week and decided to dissolve the all-volunteer group because they believe village officials do not appreciate their efforts.

Pytlovany's husband, Bill Pytlovany, has also decided to step down from his position as park board commissioner, citing problems with working with the village over Collins Park.

"The last straw for him was my arrest. He has resigned from his position," said Pytlovany.

The Friends of the Flint House formed three years ago, and since that time they have obtained almost $50,000 in grants, parkland funds and donations. The Flint House is most often used for festivals and children's events that include crafts, storytelling and historical exhibits.

The village board and parks committee will meet next month to find a replacement for Bill Pytlovany as park board commissioner.

To view the video "Friends of the Flint House Massacre," go online to www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtqYXrzSc0M.""

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